Southampton are fighting for their lives at the moment in the Premier League and they have a tough trip to Merseyside this weekend.
Sam Allardyce’s Everton have been very impressive in recent weeks and are undefeated in their past 4 matches.
Three points would be a vital step closer to Premier League survival for the Saints, but we think that Everton will have enough quality to see off the visitors.
Everton vs Southampton betting tips: Who will win?
Everton are 19/10 to win at home.
Southampton are 7/5 to win, the draw is 23/10.
Everton vs Southampton match preview
Southampton have won just 6 games this season but one of those victories did in fact come against the Toffees.
Everton were torn apart at St Mary’s back in November with goals coming from Dusan Tadic, Charlie Austin (2) and Steven Davis.
Everton could get nowhere near their opponents that day and the visitors will be hoping for a similar performance.
Southampton have endured a tough few weeks but were victorious in the South Coast derby against Bournemouth at the weekend. That said, relegation still looms for The Saints who have been in the Premier League since the 2012/13 season.
After the Everton match, Southampton have just to matches remaining in which to secure Premier League survival; one of which comes up against their closest rivals Swansea whereas the other is against the champions, Manchester City.
If Southampton are going to get three points before the end of the season, now is the time.
Everton team newsEverton are still without substitute goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg.
Eliaquim Mangala is still on the sidelines along with James McCarthy and Mason Holgate.
Gylfi Sigurdsson, who scored against the Saints earlier in the season, is still injured but he is nearing a comeback and should be fit for the World Cup.
Southampton team news
Mark Hughes has just one man missing in his squad for the weekend.
Veteran midfielder Steven Davis is out of action with an Achilles injury.